Despite months of meetings with supporters of legalizing marijuana, Delaware Gov. John Carney remains firmly opposed to allowing recreational marijuana use in the First State.
When legislation legalizing marijuana use was put on hold last year, advocates were optimistic that 2018 would be the year they’d see legal pot approved in Delaware. But multiple meetings with a task force working to hammer out differences on the legislation have not convinced Carney.
“There are a lot of people who are pushing that. I don’t think it’s a good idea to be out ahead of that, [to be] one of the lead states there,” Carney said in an interview on WHYY-TV’s First. “I’ve talked to my colleagues, governors from Colorado and the state of Washington, and they talk about some of the unintended negative consequences.”
While Carney didn’t exactly say he’d veto a legalization bill if it came to his desk, he remains strongly opposed. “I just don’t think we ought to be a leader there. Again, as we’re trying to strengthen our workforce, create an environment where companies